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Specialty Programs

Campers drumming**NEW** for 2014.  Specialty Programs are co-ed for campers of varies ages.  Campers may participate in the specialty camps for either 1 week, 2 weeks or 3 weeks sessions.

Campers in Horseback Riding or Cheerleading spend one-half of each day participating in their area of specialization and the other half of their day in planned recreational activities, which includes a period of swim in our Olympic-sized pool.

HORSEBACK RIDING:  Campers ages 8 - 15. Campers will discover the fundamental of taking care and riding horses.  Horseback riding will take place at the North Shore Equestrian Center on the LIU Post Campus.  Ages 8 – 11 will ride in the morning from 9:15am – 11:15am.  Ages 12 – 15 will ride in the afternoons from 12:40pm – 2:40pm.  Limit 10 campers per group.  2 groups per two week session
Extra Fee’s:  $600.00 per camper

CHEERLEADING CAMP:  Camper ages 5 - 15.  Campers will work in groups organized according to age and skill level, finding their strengths to properly place them in the routine.  The Cheerleading program is designed to build self-confidence and enthusiasm in a fun, low pressure environment.  Cheers are developed through the teaching fundamentals, such as tumbling, jumps, dance and exercise. 
Limit:  Discovery Cheerleading:  Ages 5-7
Junior Cheerleading:  Ages 8-10
Senor Cheerleading:  Ages 11-15
Time:  Session 3

Campers in “Post Factor” will spend one period each day participating in their area of specialization and the rest of their day in planned recreational activities, which includes a period of swim in our Olympic-sized pool.

POST FACTOR”:  Campers ages 5 - 15.  Campers that sign up for “Post Factor” will perform a 3 minute act of their talent at show on July 25, 2014.  Campers will receive daily coaching from our talented trainer.  Campers who choose to participate must have song, dance, comedy act, magical act, or other talent previously chosen.
Limit: 8 campers per Unit (32 Camper total)
Time:  Session 4 (Pull out every day)
Extra Cost:  $40.00

Campers in Performing Arts Academy will spend half a day in their major performing group and the other half of their day they will attend elective they have chosen.  PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY IS IN ITS 3RD YEAR!  SAME GREAT PROGRAM!

PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY:  Campers ages 5 - 15.  PAA is a three week program that challenges every one of its campers to achieve their highest level of musicianship.  Campers will choose a major performing group and 3 elective courses to participate in.  At the end of the 3 weeks we have our Summer Concert Series on August 21 and 22.  All Campers are to be available for both concert nights. 
Major Performing group:       
Youth Chorus:  Grades 1st – 4th (All take Drum Circles, Fine Art, Investigating Music, and Recreation)
Chorus:  Grades 5th – 9th
Band:  Grades 5th – 9th
Electives:  Fine Art, Drum Circles, Dance, Musical Theatre, Jazz Band, Music Theory, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Vocal Lessons, Instrumental Lessons.
Time:  Sessions 6 – 8 (Campers must attend all 3 weeks of PAA)

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT:  Grades K/1, 2 and 3
Reading:  This program reviews reading strategies to improve students’ overall reading abilities.  Instruction covers the five major areas of reading:  fluency, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, phonics and comprehension.  The course is designed for students who need additional reading exposure or who love reading.  Classes are created for grades K/1, 2 and 3 for one hour a day for two weeks.
Writing:  In English Language Arts reading and writing are integrated.  Our writing course is designed so that children read and respond to what they read using writing skills such as the ability to plan, revise, edit and publish.  Students will also “try out” specific types of writing, such as, argument, informative/explanatory text, and narrative. 
Math:  This class provides support for students who need additional exposure to mathematical concepts.  Graphing, probability, measurement, geometry, and computational concepts will be explored through a series of mathematical investigations.   Emphasis is placed on computational skill building, conceptual understanding, and developing strategies for problem solving. 
Limit:  10 -12 campers per grade level
Time:  June 30 – July 11, 2014 from 12:15pm – 3:15pm
Extra Cost:  $300.00

LITERACY ASSESSMENT:  Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
This class consists of up to ten hours of individual reading assessment, followed by approximately twenty hours of remedial or enrichment work conducted by the same clinician. These sessions will take place at The Parent Center, the IMC Children’s Library, and in classrooms utilized by both the Parent Center and the Reading Program. Remediation/enrichment will be conducted on a one-to-one basis, just the clinician and your child. The goal of our program is to improve reading/writing skills while creating an enjoyable experience for the children in our program.
1) Reading/writing evaluations are conducted to determine any areas of weakness. 
2) Remedial service is offered to your child in any area of weakness; enrichment is available for children on or above grade level.
3) If your child has been tested by the clinic within the last year he/she is not eligible for this class.
Limit:  10 – 12 total
Time:  July 28 – August 8, 2014 from 12:15pm – 3:15pm
Extra Cost:  $350.00